Visiting Birmingham

(Birmingham, England)

The second-largest city in the whole of the UK, Birmingham is situated in the West Midlands and is a truly multi-cultural city.

Many areas of Birmingham have recently been redeveloped and renovated, transforming the city centre, which now features a mixture of historic buildings and contrasting contemporary architecture, including Birmingham's breathtaking Bullring shopping complex. Highlights in Birmingham include a range of impressive galleries and museums, trendy restaurants and a vibrant nightlife.

Visiting Birmingham: Places to Visit

  • Guided bus and coach tours, with hop-on / hop-off daily tickets and double-decker buses, passing many of Birmingham's most famous landmarks along the route
  • Walking tours of Birmingham, with experienced local guided leading groups around various central routes
  • Canal tours of Birmingham, a relaxing and scenic way to explore the 32 miles / 53 km on the city's canals
  • Cadbury World, a popular chocolate factory with many attractions and exhibits, standing in Birmingham's famed Bournville area
  • Gas Street Basin, a trendy part of Birmingham with lively wine bars and coffee shops, once a thriving port responsible for much of the city's wealth
  • Big Brum, a tall and eye-catching clock tower dating back to 1885 and overlooking Chamberlain Square
  • Birmingham theatres, including Alexandra Theatre on Station Street, Birmingham Hippodrome along Hurst Street, Birmingham Repertory Theatre on Broad Street, Grand Theatre on Lichfield Street and Oldbury Rep Theatre along Spring Walk
  • Museums, including the Birmingham and Midland Museum of Transport, the vast Black Country Living Museum and the popular Birmingham Railway Museum
  • Art galleries, including the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Ikon Art Gallery, Broad Street Art Gallery and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts
  • National Sea Life Centre, with a vast collection of marine creatures and an underwater tunnel

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